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Old 04-16-2008, 01:00 PM
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Does anybody trick ski anymore?

I just thought I would ask. I did on the college team but only because I had to... I really hated those things but loved watching folks who knew what they were doing. I havent been on one since.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:08 PM
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I bought a pair of Obrien's about 2 years ago. I ski on them everytime we get out. I am mainly into hydrofoiling now, so I dont use them as much as I like. Hell of alot of fun though!
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:41 PM
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I do but I am not as good as I used to be. Too old & fat to do toe turns like I use too..............
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I have one, and like most people I royally suck at it.

Trick skiing seemed to have almost died, but recently I think the image is improving. I think that when wakeboarding really took off, alot of individuals who would have been good trick skiers took to wakeboarding for the scene, the boat full of friends, boardshorts, and cool equipment.

While the trick skier on the lake was some old dude with his tackle hanging out of short spandex shorts, or some other similar horrific image.

Some of the younger guys now you couldn't tell them apart from wakeboarders unless they were on the water, I suppose you get that side of it improved so its atleast not unheard of and you'll get more people trying to learn it.

But man its hard to do anything on that.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:50 PM
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Not since I got out of three event competitions.................20+ years ago.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:55 PM
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100x harder than wakeboarding and i'm not exactly the world's greatest athlete... i'm sticking to wakeboarding b/c it's a faster return on your time spent working on stuff... tricking is WWWAAAYYY more technical and fast paced and to be honest is more impressive to watch b/c everything is so quick...

to the general public wakeboarding is sexier b/c as previously mentioned the boat, the boat full of friends, the image (which i don't get too into i wear MC t-shirts or a polo shirt and a worn out AU baseball cap), and the cool gear. Also i'd have to throw in that it might look more impressive to the general public b/c it higher and they can follow what the rider is doing easier... never seen an 'O' trick done on a wakeboard and doubt i ever do...
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:56 PM
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I haven't been around the game for all that long, but one of my buddies was doing it one day. I found it to be incredibly boring to watch and time consuming because he was falling every time he tried to turn around. Maybe wakeboarding is too stimulating to go back to the older stuff, at least for me.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:57 PM
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YES!!
I'm better on the slalom trick than 2, but I found that I slalom ski in the course MUCH better when I play on the trick pair on a regular basis..
They give you a great sense of balance and give you're legs a workout which I've found to really benefit me even when I'm going to the gym on a regular basis.. Kinda like free weights do vs. machines.
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I trick skied in college as well. Three events. I wasn't very good at it, but had to do it.

I had my trick ski(s) up until I sold my last boat. They were up under the bow and I forgot to pull them out. When I called and asked about them, the new owner said he didn't find them

Ah well...I probably wouldn't use them again anyway...
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:09 PM
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Just like slalom skiing, you need to be proficient on 2 trick skis first or it'll take forever to progress and won't be any fun. My first WI run of the year on Saturday was on 2 trick skis!
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